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I'm proud to count you a member of my circle of friends..I'm along for the ride, the long haul not just the short version.


Queen of Spain

First, might I congratulate you on being such an overachiever? And not just making that great milk back in the day, but really digging into this education with gusto!

Not only can I not WAIT to learn more, I'm looking up stuff myself. We're all going to be experts come time to celebrate your defeat of this nasty invader.


Susan, I'm so proud of you and your approach. Harnessing your energies in this way can have nothing but positive results. Bringing us along for the ride will help us to better stand along side you during this time.

Though I've only come to know you recently, I'm already an admirer and now I'd like to be a friend to you during this struggle. And as QoS said, I want to learn too right along side you.


Aliza aka Cybergrrl Oh

Susan - I'm with you and with all those who are following you every step of the way. We're on this ride for the long haul. You ain't getting rid of us, that's for sure.

Let us know what you need and when you need it, and we'll be there for you if we can't manage anything else. Like zapping the invasion. If only we could just hit the delete button in RL when we need to.

I'm here. I'm on board. And I count myself lucky to count you as a friend.

Michael Bailey


If I could trade my ability to speak for the rest of my life, to simply utter the words it would take to make this go away for you - know that I would gladly do just that.

Your positive attitude and quest for knowledge will no doubt help to maintain your strength though the tough times ahead.

Never think twice about asking me for anything - I'm here for you.

Mike Gunderloy

Count me in the support network. What good would a social network be if it fell apart when something tough happened?


Hey, there you...
It is so good to hear what is going on and know that things are progressing in a good fashion for such a bad thing.
Love to you,

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The Story Begins

About My Cancer

  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    My form of breast cancer is less common than others. In fact only about 6 to 8% of cases of breast cancer are the invasive form that is based in the lobules, not in the milk ducts.

    Invasive, sometimes called Infiltrating, is a scary word. In most cases this form of breast cancer has been present for 8–10 years when detected by a mammogram or physical exam.

    In my case there was clearly an area that felt thickened or dense on December 6, 2007. A mammogram the next afternoon was not able to detect it but it clearly appeared on ultrasound and was confirmed by multiple biopsies the same day.

    During those 8 to 10 years the cancer took to become apparent to me, there has been plenty of opportunity for those invasive cells to get out of the breast and spread to the rest of the body.

    It is after all, by definition, an invasive form of cancer.

    Each year about 190 thousand women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the US and about 40 thousand women will die of the disease. The larger the mass is when discovered the more risk. Mine had tentacled almost 5cm into the surrounding tissue and two other areas in the breast were discovered as well.

    My chances of living another 10 years without cancer in another area are about 40%. The likelihood of one of my other underlying health conditions doing the job before that is 20%. it took a few months to get used to that idea.

    Now though my attitude is that at least I know what I'm facing. It's just not what I expected. Life changes in an instant.

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